David Backes Turned Healthy Scratch Into Positive In Return To Bruins Lineup

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David Backes was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, but he responded in a big way Thursday night.

The Boston Bruins winger, mired in a slump for most of the season, got off the schneid with a goal in 11:25 of ice time in the B’s 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at TD Garden. The veteran winger returned to the third line with a positive attitude about being scratched, taking full advantage of the unique look at the game he got Tuesday in Philly.

“When you can be at 30,000 feet up there in the press box … everything looks easy and you can see where all the open ice is and you can see kind of the plays that start to develop some offense and just hold on to the puck, not throwing it around and you know, communication,” Backes said. 

#hockey, #professional

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